Week ending 17th May (17/05/2013)
We have had another busy week in Class 8 when we have been working hard on our class story ‘The Wizard’s Adventure. We have changed the way we usually record our story in a story map, by every member of the class being in charge of one frame of the story and drawing out that frame. We then put all the pictures together and using good connectives and openers we were able to retell the story. As part of our DT lessons we have begun to make our pillowcases by marking, measuring pinning and tacking them together
Week ending 9th May (10/05/2013)
This week in literacy we have continued our work on newspapers. We have been identifying and ordering the main details of an event for a recount. On Wednesday we wrote alliterative newspaper headlines to catch the reader’s attention. In geography we have planned out and acted out the climb of Everest and learnt more about what a great achievement it was in 1953 when the equipment was not as sophisticated as today. We have also done more work on 3D shapes.
Week ending 3rd May (03/05/2013)
As part of our numeracy lessons this week we pretended to be secret agents. We had to carry out a series of number sentences in a calculator and using the answers obtained these corresponded to letters in a secret code. From this we worked out the secret code word! All this helped us to use calculators correctly. Not only learning but having fun as well! We have also been looking at nets this week and how some flat shapes can be folded into 3D shapes.
Continuing our work on mountains in geography we have been looking at the essential equipment mountaineers need when they climb in difficult places.
Week ending 26th April (26/04/2013)
This week we have been learning to accurately measure mass in Kilograms and grams using different types of weighing scales. We have also been looking at thermometers and how to measure temperature with those.
On Tuesday we began our swimming lessons in the morning and this week we had our Class Celebration Day. We hope you were able to come and see the wide variety of things we do in class and look at the work the children produce. It was lovely to see you all!
On Thursday in DT we began to learn how to thread a needle and sew a running and tacking stitch, please take a look at the photos in our gallery.
Week ending 19th April (19/04/2013)
Welcome back after the Easter holidays! The weather was dry and sunny on Monday so part of our numeracy lesson was conducted outside. We were learning to place decimals to two decimal places on a number line, so the children were each given a number and were asked to stand in the correct place and we soon got the idea of how to order decimals!
We hope you received your invitation to come to Class 8 Celebration Day. The invitations were all individually made and coloured by the children.
On a more serious note we had a talk by the RNLI about beach safety, this is particularly important as we live so close to the sea and we want to keep everyone safe on the beach.
Week ending 29th March (28/03/2013)
Wow! What a lot we have squeezed into four days. In numeracy we have been looking at capacity and how to measure accurately. In our build up to Easter we have made Easter Cards, looked at the Easter Story and what it means. We have also had our Easter Communion, run an egg and spoon race and had a decorated egg competition.
We have also had a special dedication of a bench in memory of Mr Jago, the first head teacher of Bishop Bronescombe School. Altogether an eggcellent and very eggciting week. Enough of the jokes, we hope you have a well-earned rest and a Happy Easter. We look forward to seeing you in the summer term when we hope the weather will be warmer!
Week ending 22nd March (22/03/2013)
In literacy this week we have been continuing our work on poems and poetry. We have been looking at the structure rhyming couplets and begun to create our own using expressive language. We have also been using alliteration and similes in our work.
Today as part of our Spanish Themed Day all our lessons have also have a Spanish flavour. We have also been very lucky to have a dance workshop conducted by Claudia Lindemann, a flamenco dancer where we heard beautiful Spanish music and moved to the rhythm!
Week ending 15th March. (15/03/2013)
This week our learning has been very varied, to begin (and end with) we have been participating in Sport Relief. We took part in the 24 hour Triathlon and on Friday had our Comic Relief wacky red attire day. Thank you very much for all your donations.
On Tuesday class 8 had an ‘India Day’ where we looked at their great and ancient culture. We dressed up in traditional dress and played chess which was invented in the 6th Century in India. We also drew around our hand, cut it out, and then with a black pen drew a Henna Tattoo on the paper hand. In literacy we have been performing poems, looking at rhythm, expression, speed and vocal projection.
Week ending 8th March (08/03/2013)
On Tuesday 5th as part of St Piran’s Day, we in small groups, created and performed an imaginary news bulletin about St Piran landing on Peran beach. The children excelled themselves and took roles as news readers, news reporters, eye witnesses and even St Piran! Two of the bulletins will shortly be available on BBTV, do take a look.
Also this week we have been busy in numeracy continuing our work on 2D shapes and then looking at decimals and rounding numbers. In Art/DT the children have used a paper technique called iris folding to create stunning Mothering Sunday cards, pictures of these will be posted after Sunday so as not to spoil the surprise!
Week ending 1st March. (01/03/2013)
In science this week we have been setting up an experiment to see if plants need light to germinate. No results yet, we have to wait and see what happens.
Our numeracy lessons have been very varied we have looked at 2D shapes and learned how to sort them in a Venn diagram. We have also got to grips with using a protractor and working out how to measure angles and looked at different types of triangles. Can you name different types of triangles? We can!
Week ending 15th February (01/03/2013)
Another fantastic week of learning! Also on Wednesday Father David came into school and conducted our Ash Wednesday Communion service, a big thank you to all those parents and friends who came to school to support that.
Now we are all going to have a week off to recharge our batteries. We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 25th of February.
Week ending 8th February. (08/02/2013)
In science this week we were looking at why we need to wear reflective clothes or badges etc to help us stay safe in the dark, and how they work. We then designed and made our own badges, necklaces etc.
History on Tuesday involved researching and naming ancient Greek Olympic sports. Whilst in literacy we have been looking at different types of text.
A fun week! (01/02/2013)
We have had great fun this week using bananas to help us remember where to use brackets in our maths sentences! We have also used a song to say 'Go Brackets!'
This week we have also made shadow puppets of our class story and then performed our show in groups to the class. This was not only fun but helped us remember the story and add dialogue to our characters.
Sad Farewell (25/01/2013)
Mrs Matthews is leaving Class 8 and Bishop Bronescombe school as of today. She has been a fantastic teacher and we will miss her very much but we wish her well in her new job.
A great variety of learning! (25/01/2013)
On Tuesday year 4’s had a visit from the fire service explaining about fire prevention. We heard how some fires are caused in the home and we looked at ways to help prevent this. It was very informative and we now have a greater insight into how fire can start. We also discussed how to make a 999 call should we ever need to make one.
In history we are continuing to look at the ancient Greeks we tried on togas similar to those they wore in ancient times and looked at the coins they used.
We have begun our Number Bonds Challenge this week and have already issued certificates to some children who have achieved their goal! So well done to them!
Learning about the Greeks (18/01/2013)
Our new literacy class story is Daedalus and Icarus and we have been finding out where the story is set and looking at the characters. We have also done a quiz in Geography about the Greeks and looked up facts in ICT about Greece. We also created our own giant human timeline placing important events in history.
In numeracy this week we have been looking at comparing and ordering numbers and looking at temperature. We can now recognise positive and negative numbers and display them on a thermometer and on a graph correctly.
Welcome Back! (11/01/2013)
First and foremost a big welcome to Mr Houghton who is now working in Class 8 and will be with us until July while Mrs Berry is away.
Secondly, lets tell you what we have done this week. Well we have been looking at new year resolutions and made our own, which are now on display outside Class 8 on our Resolution Tree. Do please come in and have a read.
Also with Mrs Matthews we have been learning about persuasive writing and have begun to write our own advert for a dream home. We may have only been in three days but we have done some great work already!
Merry Christmas (21/12/2012)
This week has been very hectic but very enjoyable. In the middle of the week, some children visited Penrice for a French experience morning where they played games in French and then took part in a French nativity. On Thursday we had a morning of Christmas activities, we made origami baskets, then did some Christmas baking, making mince pies, strawberry creams and Christmas pizzas. All this was great fun and now we are ready for Christmas!
All the staff in class 8 would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Thank you very much for our lovely gifts, we really do appreciate them.
Please keep safe over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all back safe and sound on Wednesday 9th of January 2013.
Best wishes from Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Sweet.
Cinema Trip. (17/12/2012)
This morning we had our Christmas trip to the cinema to see the film 'Arthur Christmas.' It was very good and the ice cream went down a treat too! It has really put us in the mood for Christmas!
What a week! (14/12/2012)
On Wednesday afternoon we continued our science investigations about magnets. We carried out our experiments and wrote up the results and the conclusions.
Well done to everyone who took part in the magnificent Nativity performance at St John’s Church last night. It was fantastic! A big thank you to all those people who donated white sheets for our angel costumes, they really did look amazing!
On Friday we had the opportunity to visit the Secret Santa room, where we could buy secret presents for our loved ones. They also get wrapped too, so look out for a surprise under your Christmas tree!
Christmas is coming! (07/12/2012)
This week we have been practicing for our Christmas production ready to go to St John's Church. The children have been busy learning our steps, carols and lines. There is a lot to remember!
In literacy we have been using a model of a formal persuasive letter to create our own innovated plan for a formal letter. On Thursday we wrote our own invention of a persuasive formal letter. We used juicy openers and an introduction, included some effective questions, persuasive points and ended with a conclusion. Wow! These letters were brilliant!
Another great week of learning at Bishop Bronescombe
Another brilliant week! (30/11/2012)
This week we have been learning about fractions and their equivalent fractions. Do you know how many eights are in a half, or how many twelfths are in three quarters? Well ask someone in class 8 and we can help you work it out!
On Tuesday we had a lovely lady come in to school and teach us about the Sikh religion. We learned about their clothes, customs and dances. We were even lucky enough to try on costumes, it was very informative. Please take a look at our photos.
Stop Press!!! (23/11/2012)
Well done to the 4 children from Class 8 who performed their poems brilliantly at St Austell Music Festival. They were fantastic as were all the children from the school who have worked so hard. Congratulations to you all!
Christmas Art Week (23/11/2012)
This week, as part of Art Week, we have begun our preparations for Christmas, we have made paper holly wreaths, 3D decorated stars and begun to make dancing Father Christmas’s. On Wednesday Father David conducted our assembly and explained about Christingle and later in the day we all made our own Christingle. We have also been working hard in numeracy learning how to do grid multiplication. Whilst in literacy we are nearing the end of our story of The Bubble Boy.
Rockin Rainbow Friday! (16/11/2012)
Friday has been a fun filled day! We dressed up to celebrate Children in Need in ‘Rockin Rainbow‘ colours and had a brilliant bake sale. A big thank you to everyone who supplied cakes and made a donation to this great event. We continued with Friday swaps and in music we researched a composer and got to know about that music period.